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Noam Chomsky: Trump Is Quite Capable of an “October Surprise”

It’s anything but a sure thing. Election tampering is a huge industry. Massive campaign funding in the last days can have a major effect, as seems to have happened in 2016

M Adams: On Community Control of Police

What we have been naming as community control has to do with Black people in particular being able to determine policies, practice, procedures, as well as hiring and firing of police

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Sonali Kolhatkar: President Trump, Child-Trafficker-in-Chief

While the Department of Homeland Security claimed that MPP would “decrease the… ability of smugglers and traffickers to prey on vulnerable populations,” in fact it does the opposite

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Noam Chomsky: We Must Not Let Masters of Capital Define the Post-COVID World

Photo by Johnny Silvercloud/Shutterstock.com   C.J. Polychroniou: It’s been argued by many, from various quarters, that COVID-19 has been a game changer. Do you concur with this view, or are we talking of a temporary situation, with a return to the “business as usual” approach being the most likely scenario once this health crisis is Read more…

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Medea Benjamin: 10 Reasons Why Defunding Police Should Lead to Defunding War

  Photo by bgrocker/Shutterstock.com   Since George Floyd was murdered, we have seen an increasing convergence of the “war at home” against Black and brown people with the “wars abroad” that the U.S. has waged against people in other countries. Army and National Guard troops have been deployed in U.S. cities, as militarized police treat Read more…

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Marjorie Cohn: Protesters Attacked by Police Are Suing to Vindicate Their Constitutional Rights

Photo by bgrocker/Shutterstock.com     Protesters demonstrating against white supremacy and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s public lynching have been met with illegal repression by law enforcement. Police have utilized toxic chemical and sonic weapons, dangerous projectiles, intrusive surveillance, physical violence and “kettling” to trap demonstrators after dispersal orders are given. In a study conducted by the University Read more…

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Jeremy Brecher: Fighting the Great Depression From Below

The grassroots movements of workers and the unemployed formed a crucial part of the process that led instead to the emergence of the New Deal and the development of new and expanded forms of working-class organization

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: The Statues of our Discontent

The truth is that statues are a thing of the past only as long as they stand quietly in squares, as indifferent to us as we are to them

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Don Rojas: America has its Knee on the Necks of Black & Brown People

Photo by Tverdokhlib/Shutterstock.com   Today America is at a crossroads, a turning point…at an intersection of the old imperial order at home and abroad with the birthing of a new order, “a new normal” if you will. For millions of people in America, the unprecedented street uprisings offer a glimmer of hope that after 350 Read more…

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Jeremy Brecher: Black Lives and the Green New Deal

Photo by Amani A/Shutterstock.com   We are in the midst of the largest mass uprising in half a century. It is a response to the killing of an unarmed Black man named George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. But it challenges a pattern of Black oppression that goes far beyond one cop killing one Read more…

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